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by Gardner (Alexander)



Locations & Lines:

Washington DC; District of Columbia


Lincoln (Abraham)

Structures & Establishments:

Alexander Gardner’s Gallery (Washington DC)


Allen County Public Library; Illinois Library; Library of Congress; National Portrait Gallery

Wikipedia says: According to Frank Goodyear, the National Portrait Gallery’s photo curator, “This is the last formal portrait of Abraham Lincoln before his assassination. I really like it because Lincoln has a hint of a smile. The inauguration is a couple of weeks away; he can understand that the war is coming to an end; and here he permits, for one of the first times during his presidency, a hint of better days tomorrow.”

At Gardner’s studio in Washington, DC.

Ostendorf, no. 118
Meserve, no. 100

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